Odessa Birth Injury Attorneys

Helping Parents Demand Justice for Their Children

If your child was born with a birth injury, it might have been caused by the negligence of a medical provider. In many cases, avoidable medical mistakes are found to be the root issue of birth injury cases. It is only right for the parents of children harmed by medical malpractice to explore their legal options to try to set things right.

At James Wood Law, our Odessa birth injury attorneys offer experienced and trustworthy legal representation to parents who need help with a birth injury claim or lawsuit. Taking on a medical provider or healthcare group – and their insurance companies – on your own will be a challenge. With us by your side and leading the way, though, you can feel confident that your case is being handled correctly. While we get to work on your claim, you can stay focused on taking care of your child.

We are a trusted name across Texas for injury litigation because:

  • We have won multiple verdicts and settlements valued at $1 million or more for clients.
  • We have tried more than 50 cases to a jury and settled more than 150 cases.
  • We are led by Attorney James Wood, who is a Double Board Certified Trial Lawyer (in Texas and nationally).
  • We are AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® (the highest the organization offers).

For help during this difficult time, call our Odessa birth injury lawyers at (505) 906-6774 and schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Different Forms of Birth Injuries

A birth injury can take many forms, depending on the type of mistakes the medical provider made. At James Wood Law, we have extensive experience with birth injury cases, and we can work with third-party medical experts who have detailed and professional knowledge about birth injuries and their causes. No matter how your child was hurt, we can work on the case, find out what happened, prove why it happened, and find a way to fight for fair compensation.

We can work on birth injury cases that involve:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • And many others

Birth Injuries Caused by Oxygen Deprivation

Oxygen deprivation is a serious health condition that can result in severe birth injuries in only a matter of minutes if it is not addressed immediately by medical staff. For example, cerebral palsy is a severe birth injury capable of causing a host of permanent symptoms, including learning disabilities and poor motor skills, and it is believed to be primarily caused by brain damage related to oxygen deprivation. Whether oxygen deprivation occurred during pregnancy or labor, the medical negligence of an obstetrician, doctor, nurse, or another medical practitioner could be to blame.

Oxygen deprivation suffered by an unborn child or newborn may be caused by:

  • Infection or sepsis
  • Placental misfunction
  • Umbilical cord strangulation
  • Unsafe Pitocin administration

Medical Negligence That Can Cause a Birth Injury

You and your child deserve nothing less than the best possible medical care that meets expected standards within the industry. When a medical provider fails to meet those standards and your child is hurt as a result, it can constitute a birth injury. Our Odessa birth injury attorneys can put our many years of practice experience to good use to investigate your case to see how your child’s birth injury happened, and how medical negligence caused or contributed to that injury.

In many cases, birth injuries are caused by the following mistakes and more:

  • Administering the wrong dose of Pitocin during delivery.
  • Delaying a necessary C-section.
  • Failing to monitor for signs of fetal distress.
  • Miscalculating the size of the baby.
  • Miscommunicating with other medical professionals during delivery.
  • Misinterpreting the positioning of the baby.
  • Misusing vacuum extractors, forceps, or other medical tools.
  • Pulling too forcefully when delivering the baby.

Using medical records, insight from other medical professionals, and more, we can get a clearer picture of the negligence that caused your child’s birth injury. Again, while we work on your case and look for ways to prove liability, we want you to rest and stay focused on the well-being of your child.

Birth Injury Claim Compensation

We understand that money can’t undo the harm your child has suffered due to a medical provider’s mistakes. However, monetary compensation gained through a successful birth injury claim or lawsuit could help your family find financial stability now and for years to come. After all, specialized care needed for many children with birth injuries can be prohibitively expensive, but an injury claim can pursue compensation that covers those expenses, even years later.

In your birth injury claim, we might be able to demand compensation that helps pay for:

  • Medical costs related to your child’s birth injury.
  • Medical costs related to continued medical care to treat the birth injury.
  • Expenses related to your child’s special care, therapy, and education (including future costs).
  • Pain and suffering that your family has been through due to the birth injury.

How Much Time Do You Have to File a Birth Injury in Texas?

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury cases, including birth injury claims and lawsuits. The statute of limitations begins on the date that the injury occurred, was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered by the plaintiff. When the statute ends, the right to demand compensation from the liable party usually ends, too, so you should not risk missing this important legal deadline. Reach out to our law firm right away.

Want to Start a Claim? Call Now

Starting a birth injury claim can be intimidating due to all the technicalities and legalities that factor into the process. You don’t have to deal with it alone, though. Let our Odessa birth injury lawyers of James Wood Law lead the way. When representing you and your child, we will take your case to heart, and do everything we can to fight for the justice and compensation that your family deserves.

Call (505) 906-6774 and talk to our legal team about filing a birth injury claim today.

  • American Association for Justice - President's Club
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers | James F. Wood
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Trial Lawyers College of Thunderhead Ranch
  • Board Certified Civil Law Trial Specialist
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating

Why We Should Be Your First Choice

  • Multiple Verdicts and Settlements Obtained of $1 Million or More
  • Tried More Than 50 Cases to a Jury & Settled More Than 150 Cases
  • Board Certified Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®

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